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Is L-Tyrosine a Strong Enough Replacement for Caffeine?


#1

So I want to stop taking caffeine altogether, as I seem to get addicted to it physiologically after just a day of consumption.

However, I can not seem to train first thing in the morning WITHOUT IT.

Enter Tyrosine / Power Drive

I understand that tyrosine stimulates the nervous system.

But is it strong enough to replace caffeine and still cause the same nervous system activation?

Your experiences?

I’ve also noticed that alot of people take tyrosine AFTER a workout, which suggests that maybe it is more of a neural recovery aid rather than a neural activation aid?


#2

[quote]bobMartial wrote:
So I want to stop taking caffeine altogether, as I seem to get addicted to it physiologically after just a day of consumption.

However, I can not seem to train first thing in the morning WITHOUT IT.

Enter Tyrosine / Power Drive

I understand that tyrosine stimulates the nervous system.

But is it strong enough to replace caffeine and still cause the same nervous system activation?

Your experiences?

I’ve also noticed that alot of people take tyrosine AFTER a workout, which suggests that maybe it is more of a neural recovery aid rather than a neural activation aid?

[/quote]

Give caffeine free Brain Candy a try, i think you’ll find it perfect for your current needs… http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/brain-candy


#3

I agree with Eazy above. Start with <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/brain-candy-caffiene-free"target=“new”>Brain Candy Caffeine Free. It’s a different feel, more of a focused, productive calm - active mind, no-jitters body.

Many people like to use just a little caffeine, 100mg maybe, just to prevent any caffeine withdrawal and to amp up a workout, then cut it off the rest of the time, using <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/power-drive"target=“new”>Power Drive or CF Brain Candy for the cognitive effects.


#4

Will give Brain Candy a try and shall report back on the results.

Appreciate your responses.

EDIT: Caffeine-free, that is


#5

an update on my brain candy situation:

got me a box of the non-caffeine bottles

2 days in and have felt nothing, productivity-wise or mood-wise

if anything, I have been in a more lazy/down “mehh… i don’t give a shit about anything” mood these 2 days… not good.

will obviously finish the box, seeing as I have paid for it… but after 2 days of use, have felt no benefit whatsoever


#6

which is better caffeine or tyrosine


#7

They’re very different. Tyrosine is not a replacement for caffeine, either for strength of effect or for having similar feel.

Acetyl-L-tyrosine is more effective than tyrosine as a mental stimulant, but still also differs from caffeine.